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Invitations from the] REVELATION.
[Spirit and the Bride right to the tree of life, and may enter that heareth the words of the prophecy in through the gates into the city. of this book, If any man shall add
15 For without are dogs, and sor- unto these things, God shall add moto cerers, and whoremongers, and mur- him the plagues that are written in derers, and idolaters, and whosoever this book : loveth and maketh a lie.
19 And if any man shall take away 16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to from the words of the book of the testify unto you these things in the prophecy, God shall take away b churches. I am the root and the off- part out of the book of life, and on spring of David, and the bright and of the holy city, and from the thise morning star.
which are written in this book. 17 And the Spirit and the bride 20 He which testifieth these thing say, Come. And let him that heareth saith, Surely I come quickly; Axes.
And let him that is Even so, come, Lord Jesus. athirst come. And whosever will, let 21 The grace of our Lord Jese him take the water of life freely. Christ be with you all. Amen. (0)
18 For I testify unto every man
EXPOSITION-Chap. XXII. Continued. a long period. God forbid we should take connectedly, and through them to to pleasure in such a painful subject! But Christians in every age. “ Reader (as have those persons considered, that while he should say), you have read of the rest they are endeavouring to comfort the of life: you are invited to come and drink wicked, they are distressing the pious and freely of it. You have heard or read of the the just? If there may be an end to the Spirit that spake to the churches; punishment of sinners, why not to the speaks also to you individually, and the happiness of good men? The duration of sum of what he saith is, Come. You her both is expressed in the same terms, and heard of the bride, and of the glories par God forbid we should comfort the former pared for her: she does not covet to enja to distress the latter!
these things by herself, but joins with the (2) Ver. 6–21. Conclusion of this book, Spirit of inspiration in inviting to and of the New Testament. The angel come. Nay, every one that heareth, and confirms his message by a solemn asse- believeth these things, is warranted to ieveration in the name of God; and the fol- vite his neighbour. And let every ek lowing words, “ Behold, I come quickly," who has any regard for his own soul, ami! are evidently spoken in the name of Christ, the cup of the mother of harlots, and come and as from bim. These expressions, “ the to the living waters. There need be time is at hand,” and “behold, I come hesitation on the score of qualification, for quickly," imply only, that their accom- it is free to all who are willing to receiveit plishment was shortly to commence, and “ Know, also, that the word of this pro would rapidly proceed; but, certaiuly, not phecy are sacred. If any man add to them, that their accomplishment would shortly God will add to him its plagues; and if be completed, for they contain the fate of any man take away from them, God w] many centuries.
take away from him wbatever be may have Onr Lord Christ, having, from the 10th expected to receive of its blessings. He to the 16th verse, addressed the apostle, who testifieth these things saith, Surety! now, in verse 17. and sequel, addresses come quickly. To this solemn testimony a himself to the churches of Asia, as in the Christ, the apostle adds his solemn Ana beginning of the book ; not separately, but Even so; come, Lord Jesus.”—[Friller.]
NOTES-Chap. XXII. Con. Ver. 15. Without are dogs.--Dogs in the East are are to guard. See Note on Phil, iii. 2. generally left to range the streets at large, except Ver. 19. His part out of the book of life.-Mart. they are wanted to guard any particular premises, “ From the tree of life." So read some copies, bet and then they are chained up outside the door they compare chap. iii. 5; and Exposition as. 14, &c.
END OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
bridged from the Index to our authorized Quarto Bibles (taken from the Chronology of
Archbishop Usher), with additions from the “ Chronology of the Life of Christ,”
by the Rev. C. BENSON, M.A.; and other Authorities.
or in brackets.
§ 1. THE EARLY LIFE OF CHRIST.
It has been long since ascertained, that the birth of Christ took
The wise men (or Magi) of the East bring presents to the Mat. ii, 1.
Mr. Benson arranges the arrival of these wise men in Jerusalem
Simeon and Anna, seeing Jesus in the temple, prophecy. Luke ii.
Joseph, being warned of God in a dream, flies into Egypt 28, 36.
Mat, ii. 14.
his 30th year.
The first year of the Vulgar Christian æra (Ann. Dom.)
By the reckoning of Doddridge, Benson, and the common ver-
Archelaus, accused by the Jews, disgraced and banished. Mr.
By occasion of the Passover, our Lord [at twelve years of Lukeü.d.
Tiberius made equal with Augustus in the armies and pro-
Augustus dies, and Tiberias succeeds him.
Josephus, called Caiaphas, is made High Priest of the
Pontius Pilate is sent to be Procurator of Judea, in the Jos. Ante
Jesus entering upon the 30th year of his age, comes from
Jesus returns from Jordan, and is led by the Spirit into Mat. it. I.
Christ, at a marriage in Cana of Galilee, turneth water dohn i. l.
John gives testimony to our Saviour, passing by hiin. John i. 3.
Jesus soon after cometh to Jerusalem, at the time of the
The Jews requiring a sign or miracle, to prore his autho-
Nicodemus cometh to Jesus for instruction by night, for John ii.
The same year, Herod the Tetrarch casts John the Bap- Mat. xir, 1
Soon after this, Christ discovers himself to the woman of Joha ir.
gogue at Nazareth.
Christ, out of the multitude of his disciples, chooseth Mat. x.
and heal the sick throughout the land of Judea.
The seventy disciples are sent out, by two and two, to Luke x. I.
Christ teacheth his disciples to pray.
Zaccheus, a publican, converted, and Christ carries salva-Luke xix.
Divines differ considerably as to the duration of our Lord's
Mr. Greathead includes but three passovers, and thinks
Sacrament of his body and blood, in bread and wine.hu
horteth them to humility and charity.
The same night, Christ retires into the Garden of Geth- 36–
Joseph of Arimathea begs the body, and lays it in his gads
Christ bringing his apostles to mount Olivet, commandeth
Upon his ascension, the disciples are warned by two angels
§ IV. FROM THE DAY OF PENTECOST TO THE CONVER-
SION OF ST. PAUL.
The same afternoon, Peter and John going into the Arte
The rulers of the Jews, offended at Peter's sermon, and Act
Ananias and his wife Sapphira are, for their prevarica-